A Modern Water Heater Alternative
Tankless water heaters, sometimes called “on demand water heaters,” all but dominate the marketplace. Tankless units are energy efficient, long lasting, space saving, and provide endless hot water. These units also require less maintenance than traditional units. Unlike traditional water heaters which store hot water in their tank, tankless water heaters heat water on demand. These systems use a flow sensing device. The device is activated whenever a hot water tap is turned on. At this point, a gas burner or electric element in the tankless unit starts heating water. Once the hot water tap is turned off, the heating element in the water heater turns off as well. A tankless water heater is an investment that will save you money in monthly energy costs and can increase the value of your home at resale. Interested in learning more? Give us a call at 828-708-7107.
The Benefits of Tankless Water Heater Installation
Many home and business owners are making the switch to tankless water heaters. Some of the reasons why include:
- Lower utility bills. Tankless water heaters use a flow sensing device that let it know when a hot water tap is turned on. Because the system doesn’t have to worry about keeping a tank full of water hot, tankless water heaters conserve up to 50 times as much energy as traditional tank units.
- Longer lasting units. With proper upkeep, a tankless unit can last about 20 years. Traditional water heaters last about a decade.
- Endless hot water. Heating elements in tankless units activate whenever a hot water tap is turned on. This means that you’ll have a continuous source of hot water.
Choose My Plumbers LLC for Water Heater Installation
Despite many reasons for choosing tankless water heaters, a traditional unit may be better suited in some instances. If you’re on a budget, a traditional water heater costs less than a tankless unit. It’s also important to note that on demand water heaters don’t actually provide immediate hot water. Heating elements inside a tankless unit must first heat up before they can warm water. Sometimes, this process takes longer than getting water from a storage tank unit. Furthermore, if you have a tankless water heater and the power goes out, the unit stops functioning, even if it’s a gas-powered unit.
No matter what kind of water heater you have or wish to install, My Plumbers LLC can help. We provide traditional and tankless water heater installation and repair in Asheville, NC. Dial 828-708-7107 to connect with us.